Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, May 25, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 25, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862.-VOL. 13. PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 25. 1870. TERMS $8.00 PERANNUM, IN ADVANCE ENTERTAINMENTS. Mystic Lodge, I. 0. G. T., will celebrate its Eleventh Anniversary 1 on THURSDAY and SATURDAY evenings, May 25th and 27th. On Thursday evening will be pre seated the Centennial Drama, “OUR ROYS OF 76” to be preceded by character songs by T. Fninnml Smith of Liverpool, Eng., after which there will be an Antiquarian Supper. tin Saturday JFveuing will be presented “THE CENTENNIAL TEA PARTY*” together with songs and instrumental music. Tickets lor sale by the Committee and at the door. my24d WTLS GRAND OPENING GAME ! Thursday, May 25th, — AT — PRESUMPSOOT PARK. Came called at 2£ o’clock. A«lmiM«iou 25 rent*. Tickets to be had at Fred Meaher’s and at the gate my25d2t Presumpscot Park ASSOCIATIOA! PORTLAND. ME. Summer Meeting. June 14tb and 15tb. $1400 IN "PREMIUMS ! First Day, Wednesday, June 14th, $£00 FOR £.45 CLASS. $120 to First, $C9 to Second, $20 to Third. Same Day, $400 FOB £.31 CLASS. $250 to First, $100 to Second,'$50 to Third. Second Day, Thursday, June 15th, $3CO FOK £.39 CLASS. $200 to First, $70 to Second, $30 to Third. _ 11— UUUIV X.UJ • $500 FOR 2.31 CLASS. $350 to First, $100 to Second, $50 to Third. CONDITIOXS, The above races to be mile heats, best 3 in 5 in har ness, and will be governed by tbe rules of the Na tional Association, as amended"February 1876. Heats in each <lay’s races to l>e trotted alternately. A horse distancing the field, or any part thereof, will be awarded but one premium. Under no circum stances will a horse be entitled to more than one premium. Entrance fee 10 per cent of purse, which must ac company nomination. Entries close Tuesday, June 6th, at 11 P. M., at Preble House, Portland, and should be addressed to JOHN C. NUALL, mylSdtf Secretary Presumpscot Park, REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF TI1E Casco National Rank A.T PORTLAND, IN THE STATE OF MAINE, At the close of Business May 12, 1876. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts.$1,636,741 11 U. S. bonds to secure circulation. 50,000 00 Other stocks, bonds and mortgages. 4,000 00 Due from approved reserve agents. 225,878 67 Due from other national banks. 38,976 96 Real estate, furniture and fixtures. 5,000 00 Current expenses and taxes paid. 5,936 *7 Checks and other cash items. 11,140 57 Exchanges for clearing house. 23,641 77 ltills ot other national banks. 20,567 00 Fractional currency (including nickels).. 1,752 78 Specie... 2.703 00 Legal tender notes. 45,000 00 Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer (5 per cent of Circulation). 2,250 00 $2,073,585 33 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock paid in.$ 8C0,000 00 Surplus fund.400,000 00 Other undivided profits. 79,293 53—479.293 53 National Bank Notes outstanding. 45,000 00 Dividends unpaid. 2,084 53 Individual Deposits.669.399 94 Due to other National Banks.. 77,807 33 749,291 80 $2,073,585 33 STATE OF MAINE, ( County of Cumberland, 1 J, William A. Winship, Cashier of the above named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. WM. A. WINSHIP, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this nineteenth day of May, 1876. WM. T. SMALL, Justice of Peace. . Correct—Attest I. P. FARRINGTON,) JOS. WALKER. [Directors. E. H. DAVEIS, ) raa23 d3t THE KTiUHAEL HUUT J Wlmt in There in a Name? A good name Is a capital to a manufacturer, and should not be kept from the public that may wish to know where to And his productions and KNOW that they are his when oAcred for sale. The Senior Partner has made it a specialty to manufacture Ladies* Fine Boots and Shoes for over FORTY YEARS in Boston, and lor THIRTY of that time retailed them from his own couuter. For the past TWELVE years a very large part of them have l>een retailed by the most popular Shoe Dealers in Boston, one Arm alone (that of H. H, Tuttle & Co.) having purchased in twelve yeais Four hundred and fifty thousand dollars worth and aref now running over *1000 weekly. T A TUI?CJ wbo know the value and ease and com JjqDIIiO fort ot the French Boot or Shoe will And a perlect counterpart in the KI31BALL BOOT AND SHOE. We shall be happy to open an account with one first-class Shoe Dealor in any City or Town outside of Boston. Our principal customers in Boston at present are Henry H. Tuttle & Co., 429 Washington street, Varnuai & McNaught, 529 Washington srteet, A. H. Howe & Co., 2179 Washington street, and John If. Rogers, 1 and 3 Tremont street. There are no new goods in the market without our stamp. KIMBALL & SON. 62 Sudbury St. my20t]Jm EDUCATIONAL^ JFKLNCII LESSONS — AND — LITERATURE. MJIE. It. E. in A * WE, formerly of Boston, late of Philadelphia and New Jersey, pro poses to establish a permanent French Institute in Portland. She will commence her Spring term Api il 18th,1876. The course will consist of private French lessons and classes for any one who wishes to study the lan guage She will form classes for advanced pupils who desire only to converse. She intends also to have matinees for Ladies, con sisting of readings from the best French Authors and Dramatists, and the conversation will be only in French. The same lessons will be given twice a week in the evening tor Ladies and Gentlemen. She will commenoe these evening lessons early in September. Mine, will be as.-isted by Prof. Masse. in I he early part of Jumj Madame expects an Ar tist who has been connected with her Institute in Philadelphia T his Lady is a member of the Acad emy of the Fine Arts in that city. She gives lessons in Drawing in all its branches. Oil Painting, Pastel. Her Speciality (luring the summer will be Water Color from nature. For further information please call at No. 597 Congress street. Mme. will be at lier rooms from 11 A. M. until 5 P. M. and every evening. Mme. Masse is permitted to refer to the following gentlemen: Rt. Key. Bishop James A, Healy, I). I). lit. Rev. Bishop H A. Neely, I>. D. Rev Thomas Hill. D. I)., L . I). m. xicv» oibuup ©icvens, u. m., oi rnjiauu plua. Hon. Charles F. Libby, County Attorney. Hon. Henry J. Murray, British Consul. Ephraim Hunt, LL. D., Superintendent of Public Schools of Portland. Richard II. Dana, Esq., of Boston. George B, Emerson, Esq., of Boston. apr8tf Eaton Family School For Boys, —AT NOUitlOGEWOCK, MAINE. Spring Term will commence March M7lh. For Circulars and Portland references address augMHf H. F. EATON, Principal. NOKT1I CONWAY, N. II. The >ext quarter Commences April 20th. For particulars or admission address apriatf FREDERICK THOMPSON, Principal. Edw. C. Farnwworth, Teacher of Pianoforte,Organ & Harmony, KENIIIENCE 337 (PIU1VB ST. mar 4 U3m* For Sale. A GOOD Second Han l Soda Fountain will he sold low for cash. Can be seen at INGALLS BROS., myl2d2w* 13 Preble St. BUSINESS CARDS. FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 172 Middle Street, PORTLAND, HIE. apl3 d6m*ttf II. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF Monuments, Tablets, Grave Stones anil Granite Work. MANUFACTORY AT No. 907 C'ougre** Pt., West End, Portland, Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. n. A. HANSON. aprl7 _ dCm THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. M. I>. Office 499 1-2 Pongre** Street, Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Hour*— IO to 12 A. M., 2 to 5 P. ill. m&3 d&wtf JOHN J7 PERRY, Attorney at law, 49 1-2 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. jan2ldlw'ttf E. IT. RIPLEY, Sexton Second Parish Clhuieh, XX ndorta Is. or. WOULD respectfully inform tbe citizens of Port land that he is prepared to furnish Coffiuii, flasket* and f-ravc-t'lothe*, of all styles, at the shortest possible notice. Everything connected ! with the management of funerals, day or night, will receive prompt attention. Residence No. 219 Federal, corner of Temple St. febl0d6m E. C. JORDAN A; CO., Civil Engineer* and fjnnd Purveyor*, No. IP4 Middle Pt., Portland, Me. Surveys made for Proposed Railroads. Water Works, Mill Dams, and Storage Reservoirs, surveys of Counties, Towns, House Lots, &c. Estimates of Brickwork, Plastering. Slating, Stone Masonry, Earthwork, Earth and Stone Excavation, &c., &c., &c Plans and SjKicifications for Iron or Wooden Bridges, or the combination. Plans and bills of Tim ber for Wharves, &c., &c. apr7d3m Dr. R. T. "W"ilcXo, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lav hands on them and thev shall be healed 302 Cumberland, Cor. of Elm St. nov8dtf S. H. HOOPER, U PHOLSTERER Nos. 31 and 33 Free St, MANUFACTURER OF Parlor Suits, Lounges, Spring Beds, M.attresses, McDonough Patent Bed Loniigei, En ameled Chairs, Ac. S^~A11 kinds of repairing neatly done. Furmtuxa boxed and matted. oct5-*69TT&Stf WM. H. MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVER X. I>. FAHKINGTON’S, ISO Middle Street. jan5 fltf Clias. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER. Office in Casco Bank Building, over F, 0. Fassett’s Office. Orders left at Schumacher Bros, will meet prompt tteption.apr3d3 in €. P. BABCOCK. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch nud Chronometer Markers’ Tools, Mathematical, Optical and Philo sophical Instruments, School Apparatus, Arc., 6fi Market Street, Printers Exchange, Jul PORTLAND, ME. dly D. W. FESSENDEN, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 31 1-2 Exchange Street. jama____dtf Fred W. Campbell, LANCASTER HALL BUILDING, Over Horse Railroad Depot, Has a pleasant room as above stated and will be liappy to wait upon all his old friends and the public in general in all departments of the Hair Dressing Line. 50^"" First Class Work at Popular Prices. my8__dtt_ | CRAIG & WILSON Formerly Oaig & JnckaoD. Plain and Ornamental Plasterers, AiX» MASTIC WORKERS, Ornament). in every Variety of Styles, vy me uesi artisis in tuc country, sucu as Cornices, Centre Pieces, Brackets, Columns, &c., can always be furnished at the shortest notice. Repairing, Plastering* Whitening and Tinting done in the neatest manner. No. 4 South Street, Portland, Me. N. B. -The most delicate work packed to go safely any distance Joseph Craig. mai7d3m James Wilson. REMOVAL. REMOVAL. The Office of the Tug Boats C. A. Warren ami Wm. H. Scott, is removed to No. 117 Commercial Street, up stairs. J. P. TENNEY, Agent. my ip_dl'v REMOVAL. WJSI. E. DENNISON lias removed from 336 COMMERCIAL STREEP — TO — 118 COMMERCIAL ST., HEAD LOiMi WHARF. COPARTNERSHIP. 'file undersigned have this day formed a cojiartner ship under the tirm name ot SARGENT, DENNISON & CO.. and have taken the stand at Long Wharf, 118 Commercial St., where they will continue the business of Wholesale and Retail Dealers COAL AND WOOD, and would lie pleased to see all tlieir former patrons and as mauy new ones as may favor us with a call. EDWARD H. SARGENT. WILLIAM E. DENNISON. Portland, May 1, 1876. myldtf DR. GO WELL, Has removed to No. ii Casco Street, Where he is successfully treating the sick by the use of Dr. J. Claw-noil Kelley** Botanic Heme* dies, in connection with Bleriririty and the Ilea!Hi 1 <ifi Cure. Also is Agent tor Dr. Kidder’* Premium Jt lectio Tlatfiielie Battery. Advice free. myl2dtf Ladies’ Fine Boots! in all the leading styles, including the Seamless Side Lace Boots — in — FREW II AW'D AMERICAN MID. Ladie ; Fine Boots in all Widths a Specialty. Also a line of the celebrated Newark Eland Sewed Work for Gents’ wear. So. 1 Elm Street. PREBLE DAVIS. ! LEAVITT & DAVIS. ^•Measures taken for Ladies’ and Gent’s boots. apr20eodtf £'*|lr $3.50 and your old I ill It Hat will buy a NEW STYLE SUMER Silk __ . Hat at A. L. MERRY’S 11111W -37 Middle Street, Mill®* si«n of the Gobi myiedtt {Hat. neatly executed a* MISCELLANEOUS. LEAVITTS TENT Awnings FIjAC3 Decoration^ Depot ! 1776, Uncle Sam’s a Hundred, 1876 “Hang your Banner** on the Outer Wall.’* Having made arrangements with the largest man uiacturers of Flags ami Hunting in the country, I am now prepared to furnish them in any quantity desired. Silk, Muslin and Bunting Flags of ail sizes and natioug. Flag Poles ornamented and plain. Iron Brackets for all sizes of Flag Staffs, which may be easily adjusted to window sills. &c. U. S. and State Shields handsomely finished. The Interna tional Centennial Flag containing 39 different National Flags with names attached forwarded to any address on receipt of price, 15 cents. The great National Exposition opens May 10th. Be ready to usher in the day in an appropriate and patriotic manner. Prepare for the glorious Fourth. Show your patriotism by decorations worthy of the occa sion, and leave or send your orders and they will be promptly filled by F. A. FEAVITT, 49 1-2 Exchange St., Portland, Me. tny3_ ,ltf IiAMSON , PHOTOGRAPHER, 244= Middle Street The Best Work nt moderate Prices. A IM :-T 0 PLEAES. jans Tow Boat. , Orders for Tow Boats will be received as usual, CIS AS. SAWYER’S Office, 123 Commercial {Street. mv 18 _ dtf " « ■*' m r < O m ** Long Range Breech Loading P Practice Pistol & Targets. Carries a % inch ball with accu- pi racy fifty ieet, without powder or (g percussion. Brass barrel, hair trigger. For sale by dealers. By mail, free for 75 cents, with per manent ammunition for target practice indoors, and for sporting out of doors. ACENTS WANTED. . A. A. GRAHAM, G7 Liberty Street, New York* mil 15 il&wGm 12 THE FAVORITE FEEL. FOR OPEN GRATES. Coal by the Cargo ! At retail a choice variety lor Family uso, warranted to give per fect satislaction. Randall & McAllister, 60 COMMERCIAL ST. febl?.dtf IN EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FICESCO BORDERS, MOELDINGS. WAINSC RATINGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and White Blanks, AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES. LOSING, SHORT- & HARMON. B3TT. W. EIIEKNO.V Paper Hauser, lias slate at our store. apll DOBBINS’ STARCH POLISH ! A GREAT DISCOVERT) Pv the use of which every family may give H eir J.iuen that brilliant polish peculiar to fine laundry work Saving time and labor in ironing, more than its entire cost. Warranted. Ask for Dobbins’, nOKIMNN. IIRO A CO, l:t nr. Fourth St., Phil.,. ATWOOD, STEADMAN * CO., Sole Agents for Maine. ttprla ThS&Tly — AN D — Sun Umbrellas. W e have junt received a large and elegant annorllueut of the latent ntylrn in Parnnoln and Man Umbrella., Owing to the recent great deprrnnioa orbnnine.n ia Bo.ton aud New York, we hare beea enabled to bay Ihenrgoodn 15 per cent, under price. The benefit of thin dincouat we offer our can. ( toinern no we winh lo clone the whole lot nt onre nnd prove lo every one thnt thin in THE OPPORTUNITY OF THE SEA SON lo purchane thene goodn, UyExaminallon solicited. OWEN & MOORE, Congress St, Cor. Brown. decan__ dir REVOKE KVYINK A SEWING MACHINE, be pure and see the NEW PHILADELPHIA or TRIUNE, Which sells at -to per cent, less than other first class Shuttle Machine. Call, or sent for Circulars and .Samples of Work, at 2 Casco St. mal.j AQENTW WANTED. CIURCOAlT W^JSTaK!8 ’SErS^SM Port Ofhee or PALMER CLAKK, Corner Portland - and Grove Sts., Portland, Moudays. aprisdtt' , CLOTHING. VICTOR! ! The Field is Ours! Higli Prices kb lack Scat LOW PRICES OUT OF THE WOODS Our immense sale oi Specialties still continues. CLOTHING 1LM0ST G1VEIV AWAY and in some cases we almost pay Tor having it taken away. Remember that OUR GOODS ARE AI.E NEW and well made, and not the Shop work usually sold by our competitors. We will give a written guarantee that we have not misrepresented any arti cle sold by us. Ot course, we all utake mistakes, but we are ready to rectify all such on our part. Compare our prices with others. During our 25 years’ experience in the Clothing business it has been our constant aim to break down high prices. YEMEN OF PORTLAND is it not [so 1 And still DOWN THE* GO. Wool Pants $2.75 ! • far superior to any in Hie city sold for $3 50. BUSINESS COATS - $3.00 “ VESTS - 1.00 HARD PAN PANTS - .75 These are not what our neigh hoi's’ clerks call 1 OTTONETTS aud SATENADES. It takes young men some time to learn, and many limes through ignorance they sell Cotton Pants lor all wool. Of Course il is through iguorance. They are like G. Washington and can not TELE A E1E. 100 WHITE VESTS $1.00 ! These arc in small Sizes. BOYS’ TRICOT SUITS $8.50 ? Indigo Blue and Slaters’ Goods. CHILDREN’S SUITS. Best stock in the city. For two mouths we shall sell our CHIL DREN’S CLOTHING AT COST. We don’t ask any profit. %Ve don’t want it. SAILOR SUITS WAY DOWN J The Finest line ot MEN’S, BOl’S’ aud « 1IILDHENS CLOTHING and Furnishing Goods in Manic. It any parties undertake to sell Clothing less than we can they have got to steal their goods and will have to GET IIP AND GIT. aud DON’T VOL FORGET IT. J. BURLEIGH & CO., 189 Nliddlc St., »iy-*o _dtr IRON WORK Very Low Prices FOIi Buildings, Bridges, Wharves, &c. A. L S O Iron Shutters, Gratings, Fence, Awning Frames — AND — Iron Works for all other purposes. Parlies warning good work at fair prices should bear in mind that we have superior facilities, and give personal attention to our business. Tlios. Laiiglilin & 8011, 18 & 20 CENTRE STREET. * dtf If S I C ! ADDRESS ALL ORDERS — TO— Collins & Buxton, 522 Congress St., Portland., Me. del4 dly KT ewStore. Geo. HI. Bosworth, ■ criiivriy wim Tlanrli, Bait< y & Co., has taken the New Store Cor Free & Cotton Sts., and intends to keep a full assortment ot UPHOLSTERY GOODS if everv description for Drnpery nml IJrcoi n. iv* Work. By making a specialty ot this depart nent in upholstery, we.propose to place before the mblic every facility for obtaining tbe newest designs [in fabrics, and at lowest prices. Also Window Hi mil's mid Pmiirra. And a complete assnrt nentofKoom Paper, mh21tf ilMONDS INDIA street. DYE c<*a|*1 P/ed’ Bouse* "r?:: •• ?g 5?” Cotton and Wool Dresses Dyed Witliont Kipping. _aprlt_______ 2m LITE AND LET LIVE IS ODE MOTTO. »reat Reduction in Pi ices of Laundry Work. ■ihiriM willa Bottom* - - |.l cent* Dollar*. 3 a Pair Cuffti . . . ti Portland Lnumlry, 39 Union St. nplO___(13m Boys’ Custom Clothing ! MBS. F. c7 CHASE vould inform her old customers and friends that she »as reopened the store Corner Portland ami !lechauic Ntrcct*, where she is prepared to :ut and make Boys’ Clothing in the latest styles Frimmings constantly on band. Old Maxim—*‘Fir» ome first served.” mcbldtf MISCELLANEOUS. VEGETINE — WILL CURE— SCROFULA, Scrofulns Humor. Vegetine will eradicate from tbe system every taint of Scrofula or Scrolulous Humor. It has per manently cured thousands in Boston and vicinity wuo bad been long and painful sufferers. Cancer, Cancerous Humor. The marvellous effect of Vegetine in case of Can cer and cancerous Humor challenges tbe most pro lound attention of the medical faculty, many of whom are prescribing Vegetine to tlicir patients. Canker. Vegetine has never failed to cure the most inflex ible case of Canker. Mercurial Diseases. tl»pm»^5^IPIEi wonderful success in the ciue of this class of diseases. Pain in the Bones. 1° this complaint the Vegetine is the great rem eanse88 * removes from the system the producing Salt Rheum. s:\,t Rl,eum' Scald Head, &c„ will certain iy yield to the great alterative effects of Vegetine. Erysipelas. Vegetine has never failed to cure the most iu vetcrate case of Erysipelas. Pimples and Humors of the Face. Reason should teach us that a blotchy, rough or pimpled skm depends entirely upon an internal cause and uo outward application can ever cure the defect. Vegetine is the great blood purifier. Tumors, Ulcers or Old Sores Are caused by an impure slateof (he blood. Cleanse the blood thoroughly with Vegetine, and these complaints will disappear. Catarrh. For this complaint the only substantial benefit can be obtained through the blood. Vegetine is the great blood purifier. Constipation. »auiniaa uuesnot act as a cathartic to debilitate tue bowels, but cleanses all the organs, enabling each to perform the functions devolving upon them. Piles. Vegftine 1ms restored thousands to health who have been long and painful sufierers. Dyspepsia. If Vegetine is taken regularly, according to di rections, a certain and speedy cure will follow its use. Faintness at the Stomach. Vegetine is not a stimulating bitters which cre ates a lic'itious appetite, but a gentle tonic, which assists nature to restore the stomach to a health* ac tion. Female Weakness. Vegetine acts directly upon the causes of these complaints. It invigorates and strengi hens the whole system, acts upon the secretive organs and allays in flammation. General Debility. In this complaint the good effects of the Vegetine are realized immediately after commencing to take d; as debility denotes deficiency of the blood, a d vegetine acts directly upon the blood. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. myUd4wt DR. LORING’S NUTRITIVE TONIC, wumywsw.1 ci woo, sow, rc;assa, rnospaorus, sc., COMBINED WITH CALISAYA BARK AXD SPICES. A CHEMICAL FOOD In the form of a delightful Aromatic CORDIAL. This valuable remedy possesses in the highest degree nutritive and restorative qualities com bined. It is rich in both fat and muscle pro ducing materials. It is particularly adapted to PHYSICAL or NERVOUS DEBILITY from any cause, DULL OK CONFUSED INTELLECT, WEAK MEMORY, DEPRESSION OF SPIRITS, LOSS OF SLEEP, FAINT NESS, NERVOUSNESS, SPINAL WEAKNESS, PALE SUNKEN FACE, DIZZINESS, LOSS OF APPETITE, PALPITATION OF THE HEART, LOSS OF FLESH, LANGUOR, FRET FULNESS. For Debility In Females, Young Child ren and the Aged; in Consumption, Bron chitis, and other wasting diseases it is of especial value; for the restoration of feebled and exhausted constitutions and to build up the strength of persons wasted by long continued ill health; for persons over taxed by care, overwork and study, and for those suffering from the excitement fol lowing bereavement, there is nothing in the annals of medicinethat will compare with it. DIRECTIONS.—For an adult, from 3 to 4 teaspoonfuls before breakfast, dinner and at bedtime, in about the same amount of water. For children, 1 teaspoouful, aa above. PRICE, Sl.OO. PREPARED BY Dr. Thos. g. Loring, COS. EXCHAHOE S FEDEBAL SIS., BOBTBAUB. MB., XT. s. A. SAMPLES FREE- m,20ST&Thtf 1876 ICE. 1876 DYER cSc CURTIS, New No. 56 Cross Street, Below Leavitt & Mam's Ice Houses, Opposite Kelley’s Iron Foundry. Neale of Price* for the Season, or Fonr Mouth*. 10 lbs. daily from June 1st to Oct. 1st.S 6 00 15 “ “ *. . 8 00 20 “ «* x . 10 00 Ice will bo delivered earlier than June 1st, and later than Oct. 1st, at the same rate i»er mouth as during the season. If not taken the fall sea sow, the scale of prices will be 10 lbs, daily, per month..$2 00 15 “ “ .... ... 2 50 20 “ “ . 3 00 Any customer leaving town for TWO WEEKS or more at one time, by giving notice at THE OF FICE will be entitled to a proper reduction. GSS^Notieo of change of residence, or complaints against the drivers for neglect, carelessness or any other cause, left at the office, will receive prompt at tention. * JESSE OYER, N. O. CURTIS. ICE supplied by the TOIV lo NC1IOONF* EltN, Ac., ai THE LOWEST MARKET RATES. my24dtf E. P'TTEBICK & CO.’S Patterns of Garments J Summer Catalogues Just Keceived at 2G7 MIDDLE STREET. C. DYER, Agent. my!6 d3w* THE PRESS. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 25,1876 J-PUBLICAN DISTRICT CONVENTION. The Republicans of the several cities and towns in the First District of Maine are invited to send dele gates to a District Convention to be held in City Hall, Saco, on Thursday, May 25th, 1876, at 12 o’clock M., for the purpose of choosing two delegates to attend the Republican National Convention to be held at Cincinnati, on the 14th June next. The basis of representation will be as follows: Each city and town will be entitled to send one dele gate, aud one additional for every seventy-five votes cast for Nelson Diuglev, Jr., at the Gubernatorial election of 1874; a majority fraction of forty votes will l>e entitled to an additional delegate. Delegates are authorized to fill vacancies only with actual residents of the city or town they claim to rep resent. The District Committee will be in session in the aute room of the Hall at 10 o’clock A. M. for the re ception of credentials. The apportionment of delegates to the several cities and towns in the District, is as follows: paid win.3 Acton.3 Bridgton.6 Allred.3 Brunswick.5 Berwick.5 Gape Elizabeth....5 Biddeford.12 Casco.2 Buxton.5 Cumberland.2 Cornish.3 Deering. 5 Dayton.2 Falmouth.2 Eliot.4 Freeport.4 Hollis.3 Gorham...5 Kennebunk.4 «r*y...*.3 Kennebunkport.3 Harpswell.2 Kittery.7 Harrison.2 Lebanon.3 Naples.2 Limerick.3 New Gloucester.3 Limington.3 North Yarmouth.2 Lyman. 3 Otisftelil.2 Newfield.... '.3 Portland. 2G North Berwick.3 Pownal.2 Parsonsfleld.3 Raymond.2 Saco. 9 Scarborough.2 Shapleigii. 3 Sebago..2 Sanford.3 Standish. 4 SouthBerwick.-.5 Westbrook.5 Waterhorough.4 Windham.4 Wells.. 4 Yarmouth.3 York.5 _ THOS. HANCOCK, Gray, Chairman. J. W. BEATTY, Saco, Secretary. J. M. MASON, Limerick. E. N. PERRY, Cape Elizabeth. CHAS. E. GIBBS, Bridgton. JOHN WENTWORTH, Kittery. THOS. PENNELL, Portland. The Saco Convention—Its Duty. To-day the Republican Convention to se loot tlTA ___i. rl_TV . TV! _ ivpiLOOUL l Li V X’ 11 JL IX lO trict in the National Convention meets at Saco. It is fair to presume that every dele gate will be in favor of selecting such gentle men to Cincinnati as will heartily and earn estly support the Hox. James G. Blaine for the first place on the national ticket. To do otherwise will be to misrepresent the wishes of an overwhelming majority of the Republican voters of the District. It is not only necessary that the delegates should be friendly to Mr. Blaine, but they should be men of influence abroad as well as at home, and men who support him earnestly because of the conviction that his candidacy will be an honor to the State, and that his election to the Presidency will ensure the country an administration conspicuous for its broad and intelligent statesmanship, its sagacity and pa triotism. The Cincinnati Convention will be one of the most notable which has ever been called in this country. It will be full of earn est and aggressive men. Those who repre sent the State which furnishes the leading competitor for the candidacy should be men of high character who are intensely in earn est. The Convention should not be satisfied with selecting men who will go to Cincinnati and simply vote with a unanimous*delegation for Mr. Blaine. We repeat it, the Conven tion should be careful to select men who will make their influence and presence a power which will be felt. Ever since Mr. Blaine's name has been mentioned in connection with the Republican candidacy for the Presidency, the Press has warmly advocated his nomination. It has pursued that course not on account of per sonal regard for him alone, but because of the firm conviction that among the mauy able men in the Republican party none are better fitted for the discharge of the duties and re sponsibilities of that high office. It is too late a day to assert that Mr. Blaine is not a man of commanding ability and wonderful apti tude for public affairs. The ordinary mau, with no powerful friends to aid, tlocs not achieve a national reputation in thirteen years. The ordinary man does not rise from obscurity in less than a score of years to be recognized as one of the most conspicuous, if not the most conspicuous, leader in the great political party which has shaped the policy of the country during several administrations. T* ... 1.1 1.„ _. . — j auamu iu (uuiuuic mil Blaine’s present high position to luck or ac' cident simply, because luck does not attend one man through consecutive years and acci dents do not uniformly favor a man. Whatever position Mr. Blaine has been called to fill he has displayed the same marked ability. One of the youngest members of the National House, he soon became one of its most conspicuous ones; and when forty years of age he discharged the delicate and arduous duties of Speaker of that body with such rare ability and fidelity as to challenge the respect and admiration of both parties in the House and to he recognized as one of the ablest of the many able presiding officers who have presided over the National House. On the floor of the House in the present Congress he has been acknowledged as the party leader. As such he has been recognized by the hostile Springfield Republican as the “great Ameri can commoner.” To-day, when he speaks the country listens. His recent financial speech has been more widely published and read than that of any other man in Congress. His unmasking of the position of the ex Coufederate leaders showing that they hold to the same heresies which led them to plunge the nation into civil war affords the country further proof of his sagacity and nerve. Whatever he has undertaken to do he has not only done well and thoroughly but con spicuously so. Mr. Blaine is now in the prime of life, in robust health, free from the taiut of auy personal vice. He is one of the best informed men in the country respecting the affairs of the government. He is, moreover, a man of the people aud like Mr. Lincoln has faith in that lftiulftrshin whif»h rppftitrfta ita rlirontirsn and inspiration from the intelligent masses. No man in public life is a better judge of men. No man named in connection with nomination has a higher appreciation of what the country demands of an administra tion. Able in council, fertile in resource, ready of comprehension, familiar with details, his patriotism and his purpose to merit the confidence and esteem of the nation, will inspire him to give the country an adminis tration, judicious, wise aDd brilliant. Few men have been assailed so persistent ly as maliciously a3 has Mr. Blaine. Malice and jealousy have alike inspired the reckless slandeier to do their utmost to blacken his name and tarnish his fame. All fair men now frankly admit that the defamer has failed. He comes forth without a blemish. His hands are clear aud his public record in this respect spotless. Mistakes he frankly admits he has made, but his vote rnd in fluence have never been in the market. Indeed^ the slanderer has strengthened Mr. Blaine. Republicans who a few months since were led to doubt Dr- Blaine’s charac ter because of the torrent of slander, are now his warmest and most steadfast friends. Thus his misguided aud malignaut foes have unwittingly made themselves the most potent instruments to intrench him in the public confidence aud esteem. Everything now points to the nomination of Mr. Blaine. Let the Convention of the First District speak to-day in words which will admit of no double me aning. and select delegates who will make their influence felt at Cincinnati. The Canadian admirers of the Montreal IFifness are subscribing money for a buildiog for that journal, as a recognition of its labors in behalf of civil and religious* equality. TnE ghostly ferryman has figured in lit erature since the Greek days, and tweuty years ago or more made what was supposed to he his farewell appearance, in the opening pages of Macaulay’s History of England. But it seems that was a mistake, for he is at present sojourning in Missouri and runs a boat across the river at Boomville. His presence has cast a deep gloom over the com munity, for the inhabitants of that thriving place live in a constant dread of a call from him, and don’t feel that they have the cour age to refuse an invitation to a trip across the river. Lack of funds is not a valid excuse, for the boatman, unlike his prototype, does not demand the customary copper and all his passengers are figuratively as well as lit erally ’‘dead-heads.” In Boomvdle the fer ryman is held to be the ghost of a man who was drowned when the barge ‘'Fannie Lew is” went to the bottom some time ago. E. C. N. Swift is another witness in whom the Democrats are greatly disappointed. The naval committee have been examining him in relation to the Catlell contracts, and Tuesday Mr. Whitthcrne, anxious to make all the political capital he could, asked Swift if he ever contributed money for political purposes. “Yes,” was the answer. “Well, when?” “I paid $5000 for the election of James Buchanan, $1000 for the election of Colonel Marcy of New Hampshire, $500 for the election of Governor Gaston of Massa chusetts, $500 for Governon Tilden.” “That will do,” said Whitthorne, and Swift was hurried from the stand. Tiie election of Barnum in Connecticut threatens to throw that state into the hands of the Republicans, and good judges say that it will cast a heavy majority against the Democrats in the fall. The people of Con necticut feel that they have been disgraced by the open sale of a seat in the Senate, and they purpose to give unmistakable evidence of their opinion of the sinoerity of a party which advocates “the purification of politics and the application of the tests of capacity, fitness and integrity in the selection of candi dates.” and then 20fs to work and pWts a Senator whose only recommendation is his wealth. The maddest man in Kansas is Thomas Patterson. Not long since he married a Miss Foster. Very recently he got tired of her, and obtained a divorce from some obliging Kansas court. Last week a message came to Leavenworth informing Miss Foster that by the death of an uncle she had fallen heir to two hundred thousand dollars. Hence Patterson’s rage. All his leisure time is em ployed in cursing himself because he didn’t overlook that woman's eccentricities of tem per. Robinson, the Fort Smith and Arkansas engineer from whom so damaging a story was expected by some, rises to remark, and his language is plain, that he gave no bonds to Mr. Blaine. He did receive a package in Boston from Caldwell in 1871, just as he was starting for Washington, to be delivered to Blaine, and he delivered it; but he never knew what was in it, and never had any knowledge of any bond transaction. This statement nails a lie which has had an exten sive ciroulation. Rumors of the abdication of the Sultan are renewed. It is thought that his presump tive successor, Mohammed, will make con cessions and effect reforms impossible under the rule of Abdul-Aziz. The new Suitan will be the thirty-third ruler of the House of Osman, and the thirtieth successor of that Mohammed who stormed Constantinople and estalished the Turkish empire in Europe. So long as Fitzhugh was only accused of ' larceny and arson the Democrats in the House took no steps to remove him, but when he wrote a foolish letter which cast ridicule upon the Democracy he had to go. That is reform as interpreted by the stern patriots at Washington. While the ex rebel Gen. Hunton, of the Democratic investigating committee, was ig noring every law of decency in his attempts to injure Mr. Blaine, the Republican Conven tions in the East and West wheeled by states into the support of the really national candi date for the Presidency who hails from Maine. About Blaine. The Dubuque Times expresses a preference for Blaine, but objects to the delegates to Cincinnati being instructed. The Bismarck (Dakota) Tribune says; “Blaine is the Tribune's choice above all oth ers, but Bristow will do.” The Lawrence Republican Journal is con fident that the overwhelming sentimeut of Republicans of Kansas is in favor of the nom ination of Mr. Blaine. Mr, Blaine is so far untouched by the showers of confederate and independent mud that are thrown at him—Lansing (Mich.) Republican. The Lowell Courier, though favoring Bris tow, says: “We have yet to learn why Mr. Blaine cannot claim to be a ‘reformer,’ or why he would not give us as vigorous an ad ministration in the way of retrenchment and honesty as Bristow.” The Washington National Republican brings the last charge against Mr. Blaine. It says: “He is handicapped wilh the seduc tive approaches of the Independent Voter.” His friends will rather hope there is some thing in it. The Chicago Tribune says of Mr. Blaine: “If he be nominated we shall support him, because of his iutellectual ability and vigor, because of his services to the country during his successive terms in Congress, and because' of the ripe experience in public affairs which he will bring to the office of President.” We believe the record and the principles of James G. Blaine to be as pure and far above reproach as Mr. Bristow’s, we believe him to be a most finished, practical statesman, thor oughly schooled by the great teacher experi- • ence in the knowledge that is most necessary to a President, aud we believe him to be a man of such masterly ability, developed in just me ways ana cnanneis, leaning most directly up to the Presidential office, and of such wide repute and almost universal popu larity that he stands forth a representative man ot his country and a man most fitting to be placed by the suffrages of the American people in the representative office of the nation.—St. Albans Advertiser. The Michigan delegation, like a good many others, has been claimed by the friends of Blaine and Bristow as having a majority in favor of each. The Detroit Post says it stands as follows: “The delegation chosen will satisfy the Republicans of Michigan that their views and wishes will be scrupu lously consulted and wisely carried out at Cincinnati. Mr. Blaine is the first choice of the large majority of Michigan Republicans as represented in their delegation, 'fext stands Mr. Bristow, and either Blaine or Bristow would be acceptable to the friends of the other. In addition to the sixteen del egates for Blaine and four for Bristow, there is one for Mr. Conkling and one for Mr. Hayes.” There have been so many conflicting re ports about the Presidential preferences of Michigan Republicans, the Detroit Tribune feels moved to say: “Of the Michigan Repub licans nineteen-twentieths aro for Blaine or Bristow, with no overshadowing preference for the one as against the other; as to first choice two-thirds of them would pronounce lor Blaine and one-third lor Bristow, and for second choice they would change places. Both the Grand Rapids Convention and the Cincinnati delegation were reasonably repre sentative of the dominant sentiment of the masses of the party on this question. Michi gan will support Blaine or Bristow with en thusiasm; Ilayes, Wheeler, Washburne or any other candidate of that stamp will call out the usual majority; Coukling or Morton would burden tbe party in the State.” Charles Francis Adams, the standing can didate of that anomaly in American politics known as the independent voter, has lately scandalized these purists by expressing his high opinion of Mr. James G. Blaine,° who has been tbe object of especial vilification and abuse by journals claiming to represent their somewhat indefinite idea of reform. He remarked to an interviewing correspondent of the New York Herald, the other day, that “he thought well of Mr. Blaine, who is strong and has a head of his own. He would have the advantage of good counsel ors, and if elected would doubtless see the discretion of sound patriotic policy.” The chronic fault-finders who have no idea but that they monopolize all the wisdom and worth it the country, except what is vested in the person of C. F. A., would do well to give lieed to the opinions of their oracle. 1’robably, even his immaculate opiniou don’t count with them, except in so far as it squares with their own preconceived notions. —Middlebury Register. The feeling favorable to Mr. Blaine has been on the rise for a month. A large and influential Blaine club has just been founded in this city to favor his nomination at Cin cinnati. One is to be founded immediately in Brooklyn for the same purpose. In Buffalo there is an organization 700 strong, and they ate springing up all over the State. A committee of gentlemen have secured from tbe Erie railroad, and the Atlantic and Great Western favorable terms of transportation to the convention. A body of solid New York ers, 7000 in nurpber, are going to the conven tion to use all honest means to put Mr. Blaine in nomination. The prominent points ofhis character are discussed on the boats, in the ears, and where men most do congregate. Ilis ability is conceded. His statesmanship 's unquestioned. He is outspoken and de cided on all questions. His moral character is without a stain, his enemies being judges. His surroundings will be pure; and his habits and his company will neither disgrace his country nor his friends,—New York letter in Boston Journal. The New Secretary. It was to be expected that the appoint ment of Mr. Cameron as Secretary of War woulu exci.e a good deal of criticism, of the kind and from the sources which fulfil the expectation. Gen. Grant has a habit of do ing his own work in his own way.—Albany Journal. As for Mr. J. Donald Cameron of Pennsyl vania, he is a gentleman who has been chief ly known, hitherto, as a political wire-puller. In that capacity he may have displayed enough executive talent to mark him out as a desirable person to sit in the cabinet as Sec retary of War. Pennsylvania politics can hardly be said to furnish a very elevated school for administrative ability, but Mr. Cameron may turn out to be a better man than might be inferred from his associations. —IV. r. Times. The appointment of Mr. Cameron was rec ommended by its fitness and by the complaint that has been for some time made by Penn sylvania, that she had not been properly re garded by the appointing power. We do not see any evidence that presidential considera tions entered into appointments which are good euough to stand on their own merits. Nor do we believe that the* President will at tempt, by the public patronage, or otherwise, to influence the choice of the convention in the nomination of his successor.—Providence Journal. The selection of J. Donald Cameron, how ever, is quite of another character. He has no national reputation, nor has he, that we are aware of, any local reputation which had pointed him out as suitable for a cabinet office. He is simply known as “tbe son of his fa ther,” aud his father is well known as the leading, perhaps we should say contiolling, politician of Pennsylvania. It Is barely pos sible that the secret of the appointment is the President’s good nature and rpadiness to oblige a friend, which his appointments have more than once disclosed.—Boston Journal. When the Camerons took possession of the Pennsylvania Republican Convention a few weeks ago, and went through the absurd per formance of pledging it to nartranft. all tbe world read the announcement that Simon offered the Commonwealth for sale once again as he had done many a time before. We have no right to be surprised that Gen. Grant should start up so quickly with a bid; but it is a profound disappointment that the Senate of the United States in headlong haste should make itself a party to such a transac tion. Even the Senate which rejected Mr. jjana migm nave nau enough selt-respect to rebel against the nomination of Don Came ron.— y. Y. Tribune. As for the new Secretary of War, If report speaks truly, he will not be a valuable acqui sition to the cabinet. It is perfectly well known that his father, the Senator, has often urged upon the President to put ‘ Don” in the cabinet, but heretofore the efforts have failed. On former occasions the suggestion has been received with mild derision, and once or twice the question has been feebly asked, who he might be and what he had done. Still nobody now seems to know any thing of him except that he is the son of a senator, which is in his favor or otherwise, as one happens to thiuk. It is painfully evident that the genius who prompted the President to send in the nominations of Bristow, Jew ell, Taft and Dana was not at bis elbow yes terday.—Boston Advertisr. But the most significant of these appoint ments is that of Mr. “Don” Cameron, whose own influence and that of his shrewd and sagacious father will be actively exerted in favor of the New York Senator. The fifty-eight delegates of the great State of Pennsylvania can now be as securely counted on the Coukling as those of New York. Moreover, President Grant is not the kind of man to mount his horse and swim as far as the middle of the stream and then turn back when it would be more dangerous than to cross. Having deliberately dene enough to incur the hostility of Conkling’s rivals he Is not going to be foiled by them if he can help it. He can control nearly all the Southern delegates, and after the first ballot or two they wili all vote m a body for Conkling.— N. Y. Hearld. It is well understood, though some affect to doubt it, that the appointment of Don Cam eron was the price paid for the senior Cam eron’s promise to turn over the Pennsylvania delegation at. Cincinnati In Mr Cnnklino Probably Mr. Cameron will keep his promise if be can, bat it is not likely that he can help ConkliDg much though he should give him Pennsylvania’s fifty-eight votes. The in trigue will of course give ofiense to the friends of all other candidates, and they will resent it by making the deleat of Senator Conkling an essential feature of all their combinations. The accession of the Penn sylvania votes will move tbe convention to contemptuous merriment rather than enthu siasm, and even Mr, Conkling’s ardent sup porters will be embarrassed by the conscious ness that tbeir candidate has to bear the odi um of this bargain.—Worcester Spy. The selection of Don Cameron for Secretary of War is one which will have to be judged by its results. Tbe influence of his father in public life has not been considered a desira ble one tor purity in politics, and bis admin istration of the war department was not a complete success. The son is less koown and should not be condemned for the sins of his lather. He is regarded as a roan of much ability, and has been quite active as a Repub lican worker in Pennsylvania. He was re cently elected to bead the State delegation to tbe Ciucinnali conveution, which may be re garded as evidence that he has the confidence of the Republicans of the State. Whether the President in selecting him for his war Secretary has kept up to the standard of his recent appointments remains to be seen.— Hartford Courant. Tbe Presideut’s aid, we imagine, will do Mr. Conkling more harm than good. The favorite of the present Administration will have little chance in the tace. If Mr. Conk ling were content to rest his claims on his own merits they would have a slender foun dation, and he can hardly be said to iBjure his chances by political intrigue. Without it he would be nowhere, and whatever show he may have before the convention will be due to his management and bargaining, but he will probably have to be content with tbe doubtful honor of a place among tbe defeated aspirants. Intrigue and management based on uo merits to speak of, will hardly secure the nomiuation, and if they could they would only make defeat at the election more cer

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